Dec 9, 2019

Mike Bloomberg kicks off his climate week

Bloomberg in Phoenix on Nov. 26. Photo: Rick Scuteri/AP

Mike Bloomberg will announce a climate week that kicks off on Monday with the campaign's first ad on climate change.

The big picture: It's an online-only spot in California that's called "Smoke and Fire." It calls President Trump "the climate denier," in contrast with Bloomberg's battles with the coal industry.

Details: Tomorrow, Bloomberg will speak at the UN climate conference in Madrid, where he will deliver an update from America’s Pledge, a group (which he co-chairs) that quantifies climate progress of 4,000 cities, states and businesses.

  • On Wednesday, Bloomberg will travel to California to announce policies to curtail the region's record wildfires.

From the campaign: "As his first act as president, Mike will send a letter to the UN to re-enter the Paris agreement."

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Mike Bloomberg makes local friends with his 2020 donations

Photo: Eric Risberg/AP

Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million this week "to defend vulnerable Democratic House members against paid Republican attacks on their support for impeachment proceedings" in 2020, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: We're told Bloomberg sees House Democrats as a counterweight to President Trump — the reason he was the biggest outside individual spender on Democrats during the 2018 midterms.

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Michael Bloomberg in "outstanding health," according to doctor

Michael Bloomberg. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images.

Michael Bloomberg's annual physical exam found that he is in "outstanding health," according to a letter from Bloomberg's doctor released by his campaign Thursday.

Why it matters: Bloomberg, 77, is the second-oldest contender for the Democratic nomination behind the 78-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders, who suffered a heart attack in October. Age and mental acuity have risen to the forefront of campaign issues in a race dominated by septuagenarians.

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Podcast: Mike Bloomberg's presidential path

Mike Bloomberg is hardly a Democratic Party darling, but one of his former campaign managers believes he's still a smart bet to win its presidential nomination. Dan digs in with Bradley Tusk, venture capitalist, philanthropist, political strategist and the campaign manager for Bloomberg's successful 2009 mayoral re-election.

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